From the FCS Book of Little-Known Facts (battle armour)

A breastplate that belonged to 19 year-old Antoine Fraveau – he didn’t survive the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Ouch. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when looking at this amazing piece of body armor. Not only did the cannonball that hit the young Antoine Fraveau pierce the body armor, but it went straight through the young man and out his back. That’s definitely one way to have a final day on the battlefield. While fighting at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Antoine Favreau was sent into the field by Napoleon and quickly found an unfortunate end. It’s amazing that his immaculate bronze breastplate was so well reserved, especially in the heat of battle.  


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Published by donmatthewspoetry

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